Convicted murderer dies after Maine prison attackAP , Associated Press
Jun. 26, 2013 3:15 PM ET
WARREN, Maine (AP) — A Maine State Prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder died after being attacked by another inmate who's in prison for murder, officials said Wednesday.
Alan Powell, 57, died at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after being attacked by 42-year-old Guy Hunnewell in an exercise area of the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to Maine State Police.
Detectives have interviewed guards and inmates and the case will likely be presented to the Knox County grand jury in July, said spokesman Steve McCausland. Additional details about the attack aren't being released until an autopsy is performed by the medical examiner, he said.
Powell was convicted of sexually assaulting, stabbing and strangling 65-year-old Martha Daigle, the mother of 17 grown children, in her Waterville apartment in 1989. Her body was found by her 12-year-old grandson.
At his sentencing, Superior Court Justice Donald Alexander said he sentenced Powell to life because he had shown anger toward society and posed a deadly threat if he were ever set free. Alexander is now a Maine supreme court justice.
Hunnewell is serving a 40-year sentence for fatally stabbing his former girlfriend in a jealous rage in 1997. He pleaded guilty to stabbing 20-year-old Stephanie Gilliland multiple times in his Fairfield apartment.
Hunnewell is still being held at the prison.